MILWAUKEE BUCKS RE-SIGN BOBBY PORTIS JR.
MILWAUKEE (July 6, 2022) – The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed forward Bobby Portis Jr.
“Bobby is a valuable member of our organization and a crucial part of our success,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst. “He is an elite three-point shooter, can score from all areas of the floor and makes an impact with his defense, rebounding, energy and effort. Bobby has embraced Bucks fans and they’ve embraced him back, and we’re excited to have him return to Milwaukee.”
Portis Jr. is coming off a career season in 2021-22 in which he averaged career highs in points (14.6), rebounds (9.1) and minutes (28.2) per game. In his second season with the Bucks, Portis Jr. appeared in 72 games, making a career-high 59 starts, and shot 47.9% from the field, 39.3% from three and 75.2% from the free-throw line. He also tallied a career-high 24 double-doubles while reaching double-figures in scoring 57 times, including a career-best 15 games with 20+ points.
In two seasons with the Bucks, Portis Jr. has appeared in 138 games (66 starts) and is averaging 13.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 24.6 minutes per game while shooting 49.7% overall, 41.8% from three and 74.7% from the free-throw line. The Arkansas product has also seen action in 32 playoff games with Milwaukee over the past two years, including 12 games last postseason where he averaged a double-double with 10.6 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.
Entering his eighth season in the NBA, the 27-year-old Portis Jr. has appeared in 453 games (120 starts) throughout his career with Chicago, Washington, New York and Milwaukee and holds averages of 11.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists while shooting 47.0% from the field, 38.3% from three and 75.2% from the line.
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